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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/25/1968 03:00 (Entered as : 12/25/1968 3:00 AM)
Reported: 8/3/2022 1:48:03 PM 13:48
Posted: 9/9/2022
Location: Overland Park, KS
Shape: Cross
Duration: Indefinitely
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, The object emitted beams
It looked like the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible

I was around 10 years old and I used to wake up every Christmas Eve, sometime in the middle of the night. I would wake my sister every year, excitedly, exclaiming, "Its almost Christmas morning!"
This particular year, she warned me, saying, "If you wake me up tonight, you'll not live to see Christmas morning." So when I woke up, sometime in the middle of the night, I got up as usual and looked outside.
There was a lot of new fallen snow on the ground, the trees and rooftops, the moon had everything lit up and I remember thinking how beautiful it was. After taking in the view for awhile, I got back in bed and began to fall asleep. I heard a voice in my head directing me to get up, that I had missed something. I was reluctant to get back up, but the instruction was so strong that I finally got back up and looked outside, again. I looked all around and saw the same beauty that I had seen the first time and I remember thinking, Yes, pretty, but I don't see anything new. I then received the instruction to look up. When I looked up, high up in the sky, what I had thought to be the moon shining such a beautiful light on the snow, was in all actuality, a Star. THE STAR. The Star described in the Bible, The night Christ was born. I looked at the Star, I looked at my sister and back and forth many times, remembering what she had said the night before, about waking her up. I opted not to wake her up as I stood in wonder of this miraculous sight for sometime before returning to bed. When I got up the next morning, I told my family of my experience and I remember the perplexed look on their faces. I continued telling the story for many years, thinking that someone could tell me what this phenomena was. I really thought that it must be a recurring astral occurrence that I was just lucky enough to be privy to. As the years went by, however, I finally came to the conclusion that it is not recurring at all and that it was indeed a gift to reward me for my 10 year old Faith in the Almighty. I have had many sightings through the years since then, a handful of UFO sightings and a handful of spiritual sightings. I know in my heart of hearts that there is more to the space we occupy then most people are willing to acknowledge. This is not a story to entertain nor deceive, it is, in fact, the truth as I remember it. The Star itself, had a long tail and seemed to radiate adding sparkle to its appearance. It literally looked like the Star on Christmas cards depicting the Birth of Christ. I have looked for Great Conjunctions around that date and near that location and have found none. I have researched pictures of Grand Conjunctions and none have the same effect of what I saw. If you have a definitive explanation of what I saw, please share it with me. If all you have is possible explanations, I would love to hear that too, although I don't think I'll be swayed too easily without definitive proof.